The fine folks at My Music Masterclass have released a video (actually two) with saxophone legend George Coleman which looks great. This was kind of an insta-purchase.
And JazzWax dug up another interesting documentary. This time on Jackie McLean: Jackie McLean on Mars. Now I only have to find the time watch it.
Another very interesting in documentary: BBC Documentary: Charlie Parker. I don’t think I have seen this one before, but surely will over the weekend
This looks like a great documentary. Will have to watch it this weekend: : Art Pepper: Jazz Survivor
Ben Britton in Battling the Sticky G-sharp Key: The conventional wisdom that gets passed around is to clean the pad with pad paper or a dollar bill, but a bit of liquid soap and water (or just some water in a real pinch) can go a long way. Use a toothbrush if you can to […]
A transcription from Richie Cannata’s tenor solo on Billy Joel’s New State Of Mind
This morning Jazz Video Guy shared a bunch instructional videos from Bob Mintzer, such as the above on Rhythm, on Building Jazz Improvisations from Classical Music, on Attack, Sustain Decay and usage of Motifs. I have had the honor to have met and attended a class with Bob Mintzer and he also talked then about the idea […]
In Ligature Position and Sound Ben Britton explores how the position of the ligature affects the sound. Very interesting and insightful.